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Ventana Vista Elementary students learning to use medical robots

Posted at 6:35 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 21:56:41-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Students at Ventana Vista Elementary are switching gears with the help of some robots specifically medical robots.

A lab at the school gives students the chance learn how to use them.

Teachers say the skills they pick up could have long-term benefits.

Ventana Vista Elementary School Noah Mickey-Colman says "This hands-on type of learning for these kids is really important. It really helps them to understand why they're learning what they are learning in the classroom and it really helps them to, uh, directly be able to, um, take those concepts and see how they're used in the real world."

Robotics labs aren't just a Ventana Vista thing, classes are available at various schools throughout the Catalina Foothills District.

The district says it's part of a plan to teach kids problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity.